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Definition of "Maladroits"

Not adroit; clumsy; inept; awkward.



Debutants come to the fore in Maladroit win..


Charlie Brewer reporting....

  • v Fulltossers XI
  • Southbank University
  • Saturday September 5th
  • Maladroits won by 3 wickets

Full Tossers 172 for 9 (35 overs), Maladroits 173 for 7


Following an earlier season defeat to the Full Tossers much of the preceeding weeks to this game were spent trying to recruit a strong Maladroits side- as we only had 7 available 3 days before, a Maladroits win was a fantastic result and a great testimony to some good Maladroit debuts..


At the Dulwich Ground, where even sightscreens, where even sightscreens are the norm Brewer won the too and opted to field- placing reliance on the Maladroits chasing ability. Ryder opened up from the “Specsavers” end and it was great to see Ed back to his best with the ball, at a good pace and missing a “fishing” outside edge on many occasions. Chad Billington proved a useful foil at the other end but after 8 overs the Full Tossers were still wicketless. The introduction of Adam “Boj” Chattaway changed all that and with his tidy off spin Boj finished with 3 for 27 off his 7 overs, helped by a stunning one hand catch from JC at short-midwicket.


JC, Capon and Retter all bowled tidy spells with Retter and his induckers unlucky to not have more success- the “Penny” has finally dropped that Retter can provide valuable contributions with the ball too.


Although restricted in run rate the Full Tossers accelerated in the final 10 overs with some trademark farmyard strokemaking to all parts of cow-corner, Ryder flailing helplessly under one good chance. The FTCC finished on 172 off their 35 overs.


The Maladroits got off to a cracking start as Boj Chattaway and Richard “Robin Hood” Cooke built a solid opening stand against some good opening bowling. When Boj was out caught in the gully Micheal, Ryder and Adam (the “Juggler”) provided useful support- Ryder offering a solid textbook 25 before missing a straight one.


The FTCC first change were mediocre and offered plenty of scoring opportunities. Richard Cooke finally went for 58 but by then the foundation had been set for Chadley Billington to smack the droits to victory with a quickfire 32*- one six knocked out of the Dulwich ground, and winning him the vote for the Champangne moment of the day and celebrating his welcome return to full time employment..


Special mention must go to Will Riley for a solid debut in the field and signs of promise with the bat, Benjo Capon also contributed before retiring to the Emerdale farming community…


All in all a top win for the maladroits and their new signings leaving the series against the Full Tossers in 2009 shared at one match all..




PS- Plug, if you are reading this your bowling isn’t that mediocre…


Match Summary


Richard- 58

Fielder of the Day

JC- Great catch


Ed Ryder- appointment at Specsavers needed to save his outfield catching

Champagne Moment

Chads six out of the ground